What is Therapeutic Phlebotomy?

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Therapeutic phlebotomy is drawing blood for the purpose of treating a disease, most often, for iron overload disease known clinically as hemochromatosis or for polycythemia.

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1 patient evaluation for Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Kadrilex
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Kadrilex
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F29y
FM:4y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kadrilex's full Therapeutic Phlebotomy history

May 25, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Hemochromatosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Drink PLENTY of water. I am also excessively hungry and tired on blood draw days.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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